SEPTEMBER 2023 Newsletter

We wish all Defenders a Happy Labor Day.

The link to the Community Board 8 Landmarks Committee on September 18, 2023 is

1000 Fifth Avenue – The Great Hall of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Interior Landmark)
A Beaux-Arts style interior space designed by Richard Morris Hunt and constructed in 1905.  Application is for installation of four digital displays – two in the north vestibule, and two in the south vestibule.

895 Park Avenue (Upper East Side Historic District)
A Classicizing Art-Deco style building designed by Sloan & Robertson and constructed in 1929.  Application is for the replacement of existing penthouse windows with new wood windows abiding in design, configuration, and finish to the 1997 window master plan and new pergola at 20th-floor penthouse terrace facing Park Avenue.

1312 Madison Avenue (Carnegie Hill Historic District)
A renaissance style building designed by George W. Spitzer and constructed in 1897.  Application is for legalization of an existing awning and HVAC unit.

The following items will be heard at the Landmarks Preservation Commission, (212-669-7855) 1 Centre Street, 9th Floor, Manhattan, on Tuesday, October 3, 2023 and also by teleconference.

The Upper East Side Items are:

895 Park Avenue – Upper East Side Historic District
A pair of Queen Anne style rowhouses designed by John G. Prague and built in 1885-86.  Application is to construct a stoop and alter the front façade and areaway, replace windows and doors, construct rooftop and rear yard additions, and excavate the rear yard.

1312 Madison Avenue (aka 1306-1312 Madison Avenue, 26-28 East 93rd Street) – Expanded Carnegie Hill Historic District
A Renaissance Revival style apartment hotel designed by George W. Spitzer and built in 1897.  Application is to legalize the installation of an awning and HVAC units.